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On audacity

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Boss_01_AudacityFrom Lose Friends Radio comes this reading ‘On audacity’, narrated as an excerpt from ‘How to Lose Friends and Infuriate Your Boss’. You can read the transcript below, or listen to the original ABC recording by clicking on the green play button: [audio:Boss_Jonar_Nader_01_Audacity.mp3]


Although ‘bravery’ sounds like a gallant quality, ‘audacity’ takes a bit of getting used to. It involves boldness and daring, and requires you to do things that you would normally feel uncomfortable doing. If it seems embarrassing, you might be getting closer to audacity. It’s all about doing what has to be done. The interesting aspect about this personal attribute is that when you are being audacious, almost no-one notices. Audacity does not relate to what you do to others, but to what you do to yourself — meaning that you force yourself to step outside your comfort zone. Bravery requires you to find the courage to do what you know you ought to do. Whereas audacity requires that you find the nerve to do what you normally tell yourself that you should not do.

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